June 14, 2010

Cancer Preventing Chocolate

Do you remember how I said that Ringo and I have a running discussion about how Bones doesn't live on the same planet of the rest of us and that his world is butterflies and rainbows?

And how we wonder what it's like to be on that planet?

And how we laugh?

Well, Ringo has NEVER said a word about it to anyone and today one of his best buddies got in the car and said, as we were discussing Bones, "Mrs. L, Bones just doesn't live in our world. He's a funny little kid. I think his world is made of blue skies and clouds made of cotton candy..."

And at that Ringo and I looked at each other and busted out laughing.


Bones is in his drama camp this week and is in HEAVEN. Not only is there cheese pizza every day for lunch, snack twice a day, but he's acting like a... a... an acting fool! He's making a music video and is supposed to be in some dance production at the end of the week.

Stay tuned...

He's having a blast.


My Tech Lead and I have known each other for more than half my life. I tell people, "We grew up together." I spend more time with him than I do with my husband, but that's pretty common when you work, spending more time with the folks you work with than your spouse.

So my TL knows me pretty well.

Today was a sparse day at work. He's coming off a huge project that has absolutely kicked his ass, I'm in and out, trying to get stuff done, and everyone else is as well, if they aren't on vacation.

So when it's just my TL and I, just about anything is discussed. (We're not crude people... so don't go there.) And.. we're completely random. We don't even try to follow trains of thought when we're talking at times. We can both go all over the road and we just just... go with it.

We know each other as well as some brothers and sisters do, I suspect.

And we laugh a lot... together and AT each other.

Today we were in our respective cubes, and we had the following conversation as I heard his lone voice directed at me from his cube.

TL: Have you ever watched Myth busters?

Me, having no clue where this came from, and not caring: I have a couple times, but it's my BOYS' favorite show.

TL: I love that show.

Me: There are a few shows like that that they like...

*conversation proceeded to all these various shows from Timewarp, to some weird show where mythical warriors fight to the death, and survival shows*

TL: So on Mythbusters they were asked what they wanted in the future. *laughing* Like every guy said, "flying cars". *laughs harder*

Me: *laughing* figures. Flying cars...

TL: But then they ask this woman and she says *in girly voice* "I want there to be chocolate with no calories and no fat, and full of anti-oxidants so it can prevent cancer". *laughing again* All I kept thinking was, "I work with that girl!* Bwhahahahahaha!

I thought that was hysterical. He's got me pegged...

Posted by Boudicca at June 14, 2010 10:38 PM

I actually had to calm my breathing when I saw your headline, thinking that my chocolate vice could finally be considered a virtue. I am so so so disappointed. Can anyone doubt there is a misogynist bias in the scientific community when personal jet packs (total boy invention) come to market before cancer-fighting chocolate? I should have studied chemistry. Or, wait, is there a chocolate major?

Posted by: Leigh at June 15, 2010 02:23 PM

Heh- I bet Bones knows about the world. It's just that it's nice to think of it in his own way. :)

Posted by: Rave at June 15, 2010 06:43 PM